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New neighborhood hospitals to open by summer '17

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 26, 2016

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, which operates 3 acute-care hospitals in the Las Vegas valley, plans to open four new neighborhood hospitals.

These neighborhood hospitals are designed specifically to increase access to emergency care in an underserved metropolitan area.

The first level of each of the multi-million dollar hospitals will feature an emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. In addition to Dignity Health Medical Group practices, other floors will house St. Rose community outreach programs, additional physician offices and other clinical services to support community health needs. All neighborhood hospitals will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The first of the four locations to open is the North Las Vegas Campus, which is scheduled for opening in the first quarter of 2017. The North Las Vegas opening will be followed by three sites in Las Vegas: Blue Diamond Campus, West Flamingo Campus and Sahara Campus, with all sites in operation by summer 2017. Two additional valley locations are also under consideration.

A groundbreaking for the North Las Vegas Campus will be held March 2. Construction on the initial four hospitals is expected to begin shortly. Once open, each hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in the greater Las Vegas area.